Rules for success in environmental negotiations

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Scientists at the Mid-Continent Ecological Science Center of the National Biological Service conducted a series of case studies of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license consultations. The goal of these studies was to test hypotheses about factors that contribute to success in interagency negotiations. Based on their analysis of six case studies, the researchers constructed a list of ten "rules for success." Examples include: Analyze the incentives of each party to negotiate, paying special attention to parties who gain by not negotiating; Clarify the technical issues so that all agree and they coincide with resource management objectives; and Make sure the final agreement is feasible from both a physical and a policy perspective so that it can actually be implemented. These rules can be used to plan for negotiations and to diagnose ongoing negotiations.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Rules for success in environmental negotiations
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Waterpower '95, Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydropower
First page 30
Last page 37
Conference Title Waterpower '95
Conference Location San Francisco, CA
Conference Date July 25-28, 1995
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